In 1967, Tiger Beat Magazine asked the following questions to their featured matinee idols. In 2011, we posed them to Delia Aces.
How would your mother describe you in one word? Restless.
What is your favorite flower? Bird of Paradise
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? Did that hurt? (tattoos, piercings)
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? Exquisite.
Where would you like to live? New Orleans, Louisiana
What is the quote that comes to your mind? “Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure.” Shane Macgowan
What animal best describes the kind of man you’re interested in? Well, I’d have to say an otter. They are playful, clever, fiercely intelligent, tough as nails.
What do you miss about your childhood? My mom’s backyard in the summer, She-ra action figures, the novelty of staying up late, visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory and feeling like it was the most exotic place in the world.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Artemesia.
What is the main fault of your character? Being stubborn and unforgiving, an inability to hide my emotions on my face, having a Sicilian temper.
Who is your favorite historical figure? Marie Laveau, voodoo queen of New Orleans.
Describe how you kiss in one word. Passionately.
What in the world do you least desire? Stagnancy.
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…” freedom and self-awareness.
In every episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” James Lipton asks the following questions (originated by French interviewer Bernard Pivot) to the guest movie star. Now we ask Delia Aces.
What turns you on? Sultry Southern nights, a really good song, red wine, spontaneity.
What turns you off? Arrogance.
What is your favorite word? Chartreuse.
What sound or noise do you love? The sound of a cocktail being mixed.
What sound or noise do you hate? Silverware grating on a plate!
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would love to have an alternate life as a Mardi Gras float making artist at Blaine Kern’s in New Orleans.
What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt? Just about anything that takes place 9-5 under fluorescent lights.
What is your favorite swear word? Fuckity fuck!
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say to you as you enter the Pearly Gates? Well done!